Lauren Mechak

Director, Program Development

Lauren Mechak joined ClimeCo in 2018 after completing her Master of Environmental Management in Economics and Policy at Duke University. During her time at Duke, she worked with the university’s Carbon Offsets Initiative to help Duke achieve carbon neutrality, served as an Article Editor for Duke’s Environmental Law and Policy Forum, and wrote policy briefs for Duke’s Center for Science and Society. Prior to Duke, Lauren earned her B.Sc. from McGill University in Biology in 2013 and worked for three years at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.

As a Director of Program Development at ClimeCo, Lauren works on the Project Development team to research and set-up new project types, from nature-based solutions to industrial gas projects, from early feasibility through quantitative methodology drafting. Additionally, Lauren helps provide strategic advisory services around carbon markets with expertise in California and Canadian markets.